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Saturday, 19 January 2019

Cheek to Cheek from Mo's Digital Pencil


Cheek to Cheek has to be one of my favourite Mo images - great for so may occasions that require a bit of romance!    It's coloured with my Promarkers of course and the Papers are Teresa Collins.


I've listed the Marianne Dies that I've used below:

Marianne Products Used

Stitched Rectangle Dies - CR1390
Wide Lace Die  - LR0507

The circular sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the top one is a freebie from Making Cards Magazine!  The flowers are from stash!


I wonder if we're going to see more snow today - there was lots on the mountain tops yesterday!

Hugs, Juliexx


Tuesday, 15 January 2019

A Wintery Scene with Marianne Dies and Brushos




This is another Christmas card I made with Brushos and some Marianne Dies simply cut in white card with some gold for the lights in the windows and some Chunky White and Shabby White Frantage for the snow detail.

I love the night twilight sky effect you get with Brushos and you never really know what you're going to get so I love just doing it and cutting the best pieces from the paintwork to fit the scene.

Marianne Products Used

Fir Trees on Horizon Dies - CR1287
Fences and Village - CR1288
Tuscany Horizon Dies - LR0482

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Getting Alcohol inky with Inkylicious!



It was my baby's birthday in the week (she's 24 now!) and always think I have to get a little arty with her cards, as she is in her final year studying art at Camberwell School of Art in London!  (I'm sure she must laugh when she sees my attempts!  Anyhoo, I resorted to Alcohol, the inky kind as opposed to the drinking kind, and made my background using mostly the light blues/lilacs with some Rose Gold mixative which is such a lovely pinky, goldy, silvery colour as below!


I then hunted out my Inkylicious stamps and thought this eye with it's sentiment would be just perfect for an artist.


I mounted the Yupo piece on a slightly metallic matt and then a dark blue one, and that was it - and quite pleased I was too!


Happy Birthday my lovely!

Hugs, Juliexx (Although I want to say Mum!)

Friday, 11 January 2019

Hunkydory Products - a new range to me.




I was delighted recently when Hunkydory contacted me and asked if I'd like to try some of their products - and as I've not really used them before, of course I said yes!!  I've always heard really good things about their Adorable Scorable paper too although I'm not reviewing that here.  

I am reviewing their stamp sets though and I chose this one because of our Violet loves ice-cream!   The set is called Ice Cream Fundae and I love it!  It comes with the van, some sentiments and lots of  different ice-cream/ice lolly stamps!

I've coloured  it with  my promarkers and then added some sunshiny papers and frame die-cut with a Memory Box die. The ice cream button and sweet embellies are from stash and the Fab ice-cream stamp comes with the set!  I have to say, the stamps are great - I got a good image first time, and the sentiment especially stamped really well and clear!
I have a couple more stamp sets and some dies to use too, so watch this space!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

New challenge day at PFP!



Yay, it's time for our new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and our theme  is right up my street - use your dies and/or punches!!

I started with this wonderful image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Tweetie - and it comes with the sentiment! So when I printed out my image, I just added the sentiment  and printed it out together - job done!

The dies I've used  are for a folding card from Marianne designs but I just used the basic die to cut out the front panel of my card neatly.  I've then used the more ornate dies from the set to decorate the inner panel and have included a white panel to write my message.

The papers are from Craftwork Cards and I've added die cut feathers and a vintage button which was the perfect colour match. 

Marianne Products Used

Folding Square Card - LR0571
Feathers Die Set - CR1412


Our fabulous sponsors this week are Dr Digi's House of Stamps and the winner will be able to choose two images of their choice from their online store!

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Can't wait to see your makes for this week's challenge!

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 7 January 2019

A sheep mobile card using the January 19 release from Marianne Designs


 Today's make was a pig to take a decent photo of, so I apologise for my poor photography skills!  It's also showing on the Marianne Inspiration blog here  with a full run-through of how I made it.


I do love these cute sheep and also the fab miniature fairy dies that are new out this month. 

Here's a full list of all the Marianne products I used - all new in January apart from the Baby Animals stamps!

Round Floral Die - LR0574
Miniature Fairy Dies - CR1455
Sweet Dream papers - PB7055
Sheep Stamps - EC0175
Baby Animals Stamps - EC0170


I've been clearing up my craft room over Christmas and because of some new 12x12 paper storage that I picked up really cheap, I've had to shift so much of my craft room about to fit it in place!  Very pleased with it though!

Hugs, Juliexx


Saturday, 5 January 2019

Making Cards Magazine January 19



I'm delighted to be featured in the current issue of Making Cards magazine using Mo's Digital Pencil images- (and there's a little sneak peak on the cover!!)

It's a fantastic issue too - packed full of great projects and freebies ( including one from Mo!

 Firstly there's the Hey Little Piggy Craft Paper Collection which has beautiful illustrations for the whole year ahead, then there's the totally on trend Terrazzo collection - perfect for cards for all occasions and then there's two further freebie digital collections! All this and projects from your favourite brands and personalities (and news ones!) as well as new features and giveaways! Pick up in craft shops, leading supermarkets or order via www.makingcardsmagazine.com for worldwide delivery (free UK p&p) as well as digital editions.



A little peak of one of my cards for the magazine below too!



Hugs, Juliexx




Night Night from Mo's Digital Pencil




We took all our Christmas decorations down yesterday so we're officially a Christmas free zone!  
This  little beauty is Night Night from Mo's Digital Pencil, what a little sweetie, eh!


I love these new soft papers from Marianne designs which are out this month too - full list of products below.

Marianne Products Used

Sweet Dreams papers- PB7055 NEW!
Miniature Fairies - CR1455 - NEW!
Ornate Frame with corner dies - LR 0564
Butterfly Dies- LR0356
Sentiment Frame die - LR0241
Hugs Sentiment stamp set  - CS1011

I've not crafted for a while but now Christmas is away and my craft room is all tidy, I hope to spend some more time in there!

A very Happy New Year everyone!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 28 December 2018

Mo's Fruitcake!



This was an image that nearly got away!   I'd forgotten that I'd coloured it up when it first came out  and so have made a quick card for next year!  (So organised haha!)  She's called Fruit  Cake - the link takes you to the image in Mo's store.


The papers are from NitWits and the sentiment is Lili of the Valley.

Hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and you haven't eaten too much cake!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 21 December 2018

A Christmas card for Marianne Designs


I made this card for the Marianne Designs Inspiration blog using products from their July and August releases in  2018.

You can find the full write up of how I made my card, here, on the inspiration blog and there is also a full list of  the products I used below.

Ivy Leaf Stencil -  PS8009
Oval Lace Edge Die - CR1445
Flower Die set - LR0546
Pine Cone Dies - LR0550
Lantern Dies - CR1443
Sentiment - CS1009



And, that is what I wish you - many Merry Moments over the Christmas period for you and your loved ones!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Passion for Promarkers Mega Challenge midway reminder post!!



It's time for our midway reminder at Passion for Promarkers for our Mega Christmas Challenge, with Team 1 sharing their cards to give you a little more inspiration.  The theme is Hip to Be Square which can be something as simple as using a square card blank as I've done.

This gorgeous image is Ragged Kelly from Mo's Digital Pencil with papers by Webster's Pages and Paper Artsy.  I've kept it fairly simple as the bow makes such a statement!


We have an amazing array of prizes from our fabulous sponsors which are listed below.

Uniko Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 1 stamp set (must be in stock)
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Di's Digi Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher
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Dr Digi's House of Stamps are offering 1 lucky winner 2 digi images
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Lacy Sunshine are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images
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Cowling & Wilcox are offering 1 lucky winner a 6 pack of promarkers (metallic) & a 3 pack of neon markers
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The Paper Shelter are offering 1 lucky winner 3 digi images
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A Day For Daisies are offering 1 lucky winner a $12.00 gift voucher
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Dies to Die For are offering 1 lucky winner a £15.00 gift voucher
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Just a last view and then you must go and check out the fabulous makes of my teamies here for an inspiration hit!

Just remember to use your Promarkers/Flexmarkers/Trias/Aquamarkers in your card and highlight what you've used!

Hugs, Juliexx


Sunday, 16 December 2018

Quick Die Cut Cards





These are a couple of designs that I made using some frame die cuts from Memory Box that I got in the sales a while ago.

There are a few Marianne products too, including the sentiments small tree and the deer in the first one, details below:

Snowflake Design embossing folder: DF3419
Small Trees Die Set - LR0556
Deer Die - LR0179
Sentiment set - Happy Holidays - CS1009


That's all for now folks!

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 14 December 2018

Final two Chloe deer!



These are my final two cards this season with this deer stamp from Chloe's Creative Stamps. I'm sure you'll see it again next year although I have really got to show some love to some other images in my Christmas stamp box!!

Both were coloured with Promarkers and then layered up and embellished with a selection of Marianne Dies details below:

Top card

Anja's Oval Frame - LR0376
Poinsettia Die - LR0121
Branch Dies - - LR0244
Holly Leaves - LR0245
Petra's Larix Pine Cones/Leaves-  LR0438

Bottom Card

Round Lacy Frame - LR0530
Leaf Circle die - CR1387
Bells - COL1363
Bow/Holly Dies - CR1343

We have Violet overnight tonight - yippeee!!

Hugs, Juliexx



Monday, 10 December 2018

Mo Sharing a Song




We've had an incredibly busy week leading up to a great Christmas weekend with most of Nick's side of the family so lots of house guests and kiddies running about!  So I've not been about much and I've certainly not had time to get in my craft room.  Luckily, I have a few cards that haven't been blogged yet and I'm hoping to get in there today/tomorrow now that our visitors have left!  

I used  Sharing a Song from Mo's Digital Pencil for this card - so cute!
I do love this Christmas bauble die from Marianne Designs, I think it makes such a statement!  (Full list of Marianne goodies below.)

Bauble Die - LR0560
Victorian Christmas Paper - PK9125
Happy Holidays Sentiment Stamps - CS1009
Red Glitter Paper

Not long now until the big man arrives, we're on the countdown now for our Em to come home for Christmas - cannot wait!!

Have a good week!

Hugs, Juliexx